Example Trip Itinerary
On arrival at Cape Town, you will be met airside by a Jacada representative, as you enter the terminal building. You will be assisted through immigration, helped with baggage collection and assisted to your onward arrangements.
Private transfer from Cape Town airport to Cape Town hotel
Accommodation in Cape Town
- Eleven rooms, two suites and two villas
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Public kitchen
- Large spa
- Private contemporary art gallery and cinema
- South Africa Masters adorning the walls of the communal areas
Ellerman House is a class act throughout. Not to mention a wonderful piece of history that feels very much like your own home but with top class service befitting a five-star hotel. Perched in one of the most spectacular and privileged settings in Cape Town overlooking Bantry Bay, it is the epitome of comfort and class with a relaxed, elegant style. Decoration is colonial, with a nod to the contemporary and recently refurbished to provide thoroughly modern comforts. Where Ellerman House excels above others is the excellent house staff, who in these grand surrounds create such a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Taking a (complimentary) evening cocktail from the lounge and strolling out onto the peaceful gardens overlooking the sea for sunset is the perfect end to a day in Cape Town as one feels both special and relaxing. There are just eleven rooms, two suites and two private contemporary villas. Communal areas include a spacious lounge, large garden area (with outdoor pool) and a huge spa. There is an open kitchen you are invited to visit, a pantry that you can raid as well as the complimentary evening cocktails. A particular feature of the property is its private art collection. This is simply outstanding, one of the best in South Africa with works from African masters inside the main building and then, underneath is a contemporary gallery. For anyone interested in art this will add an extra element to their stay.
- 153 Rooms and Suites
- Full Spa
- Outdoor Infinity Pool
- Pool bar
- Nobu and Reubens Restaurants
- Children's club
Located in the popular V&A waterfront, the One&Only is the most contemporary of Cape Town’s top hotels. As one might expect from the top luxury resort specialists, the service is excellent. The very spacious rooms and suites (107) have an elegant style, fabrics and textiles taking an African influence with rich colourful hues. The main hotel area sits around a lagoon in which an island has been created. This is where the outdoor pool, jacuzzis and spa are located, to give more of a ‘resort’ style feel to the hotel. Special Island suites are also available here. Inside the hotel itself there are large communal areas including a vast lobby and bar area as well as restaurants from South African celebrity Chef Reuben Rifell and Nobu. The resort also has a particularly good kids club, which they can be left in comfortably for the day as the adults go out exploring.
- 12 Rooms
- Deck and Small Pool
- Library and Lounge
Set in the fashionable Kloof Street area, the Cape Cadogan is a wonderful boutique hotel. The historic, listed building has been decorated with contemporary neutral hues giving a more light and spacious look whilst the elegant fixtures remain true to the origin of the building. Communal areas are very comfortable and include a library and lounge (with open fireplace) as well as a small garden and pool area. The rooms at the Cadogan are light and open with modern fittings sitting side by side with restored antique pieces. Service is helpful and attentive with a relaxed but professional touch. This is a great area to explore with some fashionable new restaurants appearing in the neighbourhood.
- One suite and seven luxury rooms
- Cafe, bar and boma area
- Swimming pool
- Gym and steam room
- In-room spa treatments
Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain with awesome cityscape and ocean views is the creative and contemporary MannaBay hotel. Splendid style and South African art adorns every spot of this property, from the rooftop Atlas Bar to the gorgeous lounge to the fabulously unique guestrooms. Whether it’s Persian grandeur or Oriental opulence that takes your fancy, pick your favourite room as each boasts its own lavish theme and scenic views. However it is the Versailles Suite that reigns as most sumptuous. Boasting not one, but two four poster beds – one sits out on the private balcony – this suite is designed with Louis XIV in mind. Accommodating a maximum of just sixteen guests, look forward to an exclusive and intimate feel here. The superb service and thoughtful extra touches add to the serene experience with mobile phones with local sim and numbers, African travel literature and in-room spa treatments all provided during your peaceful stay.
- 120 Rooms and suites
- Small Outdoor Pool
- Whisky and wine bar
- Pool and outdoor deck
Situated in the heart of the V&A waterfront, the Cape Grace is one of Cape Town’s most famous luxury hotels. You can expect world class, personalised service from the Grace in a location perfect for enjoying the restaurants, boutiques and entertainment of this upmarket area. Reflecting its location, the recently refurbished décor has a nautical theme and is full of local detail, with antiques and maps adorning the hallways. In a playful touch, sumptuous chandeliers are adorned with unusual items (such as crockery and kitchenware in the Restaurant area). The 120 rooms and suites are spacious, comfortable and elegantly decorated offering views out to Table Mountain, Signal Hill or the Marina. The hotel also features a luxurious pool and outdoor deck, a spa on the top floor and a great whiskey bar. You can walk straight out into the waterfront area here making it a perennial favourite.
- 209 Rooms
- Two outdoor pools
- Tennis Courts
- Fitness Centre
- Golf Practice Net
- Two restaurants
The Grand Dame, heritage property of Cape Town, the Mount Nelson comes with bags of history and is perhaps the most famous hotel in the city. It’s set in large grounds and is made up of a number of different smaller buildings. Most rooms have been refurbished with a contemporary refresh, adding comfort and modern touches to the historic décor. The bar and restaurant have had a similar treatment making them a popular place to visit for Capetonians (a great sign for any hotel restaurant, particularly in the fickle and competitive Cape Town restaurant scene). Rooms are very comfortable and spacious and are located in several buildings dotted throughout the large property and gardens. This makes it stand apart from other larger hotels in Cape Town as in this most outdoor of cities it’s great to have large, green gardens to take a stroll through and outdoor pools (and for the more active, there are also tennis courts). Though The Mount Nelson is very much a location in itself, the large grounds sit just a short stroll away from downtown and also the Kloof Street Area, which is famous among locals for excellent new restaurants and boutiques. Afternoon Tea at the Nelson (or Nellie as it is affectionately known) is a Cape Town institution and well worth trying.
Spend your time exploring this vibrant and wonderful city. You have our top recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping so that you can make the most of your time here.
Today you have a half day tour of the city and Table Mountain. Your tour is with a private guide and at your own pace picking out the attractions which interest you. Typically highlights include, the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (built between 1666 and 1679, this is South Africa’s oldest building), the lively Green Market Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of course Table Mountain which will give you spectacular views over the city and Peninsula (depending on the weather). On the descent, you can stop at the Bo Kaap, traditionally home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses. Note that this tour can be done in the morning or the afternoon - the choice is yours.
Take a short cable car ride up to Table Mountain and enjoy the spectacular views from the top.
Enjoy a walk through the Bo-Kaap, traditionally home to the Cape Malay community, with its brightly coloured houses and cobbled streets.
Take one of the most scenic journeys in the world in this wonderful, full-day privately guided tour. Enjoy the scenic drive up Chapman's Peak with incredible views of the ocean to your right as the road winds around narrow corners. The typical highlights of this tour include quaint villages such as Noordhoek, the bustling fishing suburb of Kalk Bay, the penguins in Simonstown and of course Cape Point, the 'tip' of Africa.
Leaving the suburbs of Cape Town the road winds through Hout Bay and up over Chapmans peak for truly stunning views of the coastline. If we're lucky we may even see Southern Right Whales in the waters off-shore from June-November.
Explore the rocky coastline and unique Cape Fynbos vegetation which is home to unique bird-life such as African Black Oystercatchers and Cape Sugarbirds amongst others. Climb to the famous Cape Point Lighthouse to capture the magical vistas of False Bay, and stop at the south western most point of Africa - the fabled Cape of Good Hope.
We will visit Boulders Beach for a visit to see African Penguins in their natural habitat. Next drive through the historical naval village of Simonstown and over yet another spectacular mountain pass; Boyes Drive, where you will take in views of the quaint fishing harbour at Kalk Bay as well as the seaside villages of St James and Muizenberg.
As we return to the city (time allowing) you have the opportunity to visit these magnificent gardens set on the slopes of Table Mountain before returning to your hotel in the city.
Private transfer from Cape Town to the Winelands
Accommodation in The Winelands
- Ten lodgings with private infinity plunge pools
- Two restaurants
- Main pool with jacuzzi
- In-house cinema
The most contemporary luxury property in the wine region, Delaire sits on a privileged vantage point, perched on the hillside along the magnificent Helshoogte mountain range between Stellenbosch and Franschhoeck. There are just ten individual lodgings, each very private, decorated in elegant neutral tones and modern art. Each boasts a separate lounge and bedroom as well as a large deck and private infinity pool. At the centre of the property sits the large communal area, with a large pool, Jacuzzi and deck outdoors (from which one can enjoy spectacular views) as well as a peaceful interior decorated with a fantastic modern art collection. There is also an in-house cinema that screens documentaries and two restaurants, where the service is exemplary.
- Eleven suites and five villas
- In-room massage
- Two separate outdoor pools serving the villas and main residence respectively
One of the most famous hotels in South Africa, La Residence is a truly opulent and stately base from which to explore the wine region. From the moment one enters the grand hall at the entrance, it is obvious that you have entered a very special place. Works of art and antiques from all over the world adorn the lavish interiors. Set close to the pretty town of Franschhoek on a backdrop of rolling hills, the hotel sits in thirty acres of working farm with immaculately manicured gardens, vineyards and orchards. There are eleven suites set in the main building, each very individual from the other and themed around a colour, with an eclectic but cohesive mix of antiques and art lending both character and opulence to each of the rooms. Further down the hill are the newly constructed villas. These have a slightly more contemporary feel, with brighter colours and are also very suitable for families as they range from two to four bedrooms each. The villas also share a separate pool area and a communal open kitchen and dining area, encouraging a more informal mingling of guests in this part of the property.
- 21 rooms and suites
- Two restaurants
- Herb garden
- Private cinema
- Swimming pool
Set inside the peaceful, pretty town of Franschhoek, Le Quartier Français is a tranquil, luxurious base from which to explore the town and winelands beyond. This is by far the best hotel in town with a fantastic level of service and a relaxed, modest atmosphere that belies the level of comfort and attention to detail. 17 of the 21 rooms and suites are set around the central courtyard, with four others around a private garden. The white exteriors contrast with the warm, colourful interiors of the rooms, all very comfortable and spacious. The hotel also has two excellent dining options which front onto the main high-street of Franschhoek. Guests can also enjoy a pleasant lounge area, herb garden and private cinema. The ‘La Petite Colombe’ restaurant is among the best in South Africa. With the excellent service, comfort and cuisine one would expect, however, what elevates it above all, is the friendly personal aspect to the service here.
- 200-hectare grounds
- Eight-acre, kitchen garden
- Outdoor pool
- 14 cottages
Set on one of the oldest Cape Dutch Farms in the wine region, Babylonstoren is a 200-hectare working fruit farm with an exclusive hotel and restaurant set amongst the vineyards orchards and beautiful kitchen gardens. This is a beautiful and relaxing sanctuary, effortlessly blending its colonial, pastoral past with modern contemporary design. There are 14 cottages spread out through the grounds, a spacious blend of restored Cape-Dutch architecture and sophisticated modern touches. This is modern design at its very best with a deft lightness of touch giving a feeling of space and modernity whilst remaining very true to the historic style of the buildings. It’s no surprise therefore that Karen Roos (former editor of Elle Decoration) is one of the owners. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool area, restaurant, eight-acre kitchen garden, spa and gym. The farm is also to be explored, walking through the 200 hectares of land or perhaps taking a canoe out on the farm dam.
- 20 rooms
- Dining room
- Gym, spa and pool
- Reading room
Surrounded by vineyards and gardens and just minutes from the village of Franschhoek is Leeu Estates, a boutique hotel, winery and wellness spa. Set within 68 hectares between the Dassenberg mountains and Franschhoek River, it offers guests the opportunity to enjoy stunning natural beauty in total luxury. Each room is individually styled and upholstered in natural linens giving a relaxed yet sophisticated feel. The luxury en-suite bathrooms have marble floors with underfloor heating and some feature a freestanding bath tub. You’ll enjoy your beautiful surroundings from the moment you wake up, with windows that look out over the gardens and orchard. Located within the Manor House is The Dining Room, where uncomplicated dishes let the locally produced ingredients shine though. In the warmer months, choose to dine al fresco and enjoy soaking up the sun from the garden terrace. For when you want to simply relax and unwind, The Reading Room is an intimate space with a fireplace, opening onto a veranda with views of the gardens, vineyards and Franschhoek Valley. There is plenty of reading material and enough board games to keep you occupied, but if you do fancy engaging in something more active then make a beeline for the gym, pool and spa.
- Twelve rooms
- The Conservatory restaurant
- Heated swimming pool
- Access to the facilities and grounds at Leeu Estates
Leeu House is situated in an enviable position on the main street of Franschhoek, a country guesthouse in the midst of the hustle and bustle of this vibrant village, surrounded by award-winning restaurants, wine farms and boutique shops. Stylish interiors are a 21st century take on the traditional Cape Dutch heritage of Franschhoek. The twelve individually styled rooms feature goose-down duvets and fine linens, air-conditioning, flat-screen smart televisions, unlimited Wi-Fi access, Nespresso machines and private bars. The en-suite bathrooms have marble floors, showers and vanity tops, freestanding baths, vast showers and underfloor heating. Three of the suites open onto their own private gardens, while others boast small intimate terrace courtyards. Dine inside in The Conservatory or al fresco on the terrace, enjoying Leeu Collection wines and spirits from the complimentary bar. Innovative cuisine is prepared by the talented culinary team headed by Oliver Cattermole. Committed to sourcing organic and ethically farmed ingredients, his globally influenced menu features the freshest local produce. All Leeu House guests have full access to the facilities and spectacular grounds at nearby sister property Leeu Estates, such as the on-site spa, inspired cuisine, or make use of the gym facilities and heated infinity swimming pool. Leeu Estates also features an extensive network of walking, jogging and cycling trails, and a world-class wine cellar.
Enjoy the beautiful countryside of the Winelands. You have our top recommendations for activities, vineyards and restaurants so that you can make the most of your time here.
You will be collected from your hotel after breakfast by your local expert guide to begin your private full day's tour of the best wineries situated in Mendoza's Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu valleys. This tour will be tailored on the day to your preferences, as there exists a nice variation of larger to more boutique and family-owned wineries to choose from in this area. At each winery you do visit there will be a tour and wine tasting session. Lunch will be at a restaurant or bodega of your choice along the tour, with helpful recommendations made by your guide too. You will be delivered back to your hotel at the end of the day.
Private transfer from Winelands to Cape Town airport
Flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit (Kruger) Airport
Transfer from Kruger Mpumalanga airport to the Sabi Sand Reserve
Accommodation in Sabi Sands
- Ulusaba Safari Lodge
- Rock Lodge
- Cliff Lodge
- Aroma Boma Spas
When it comes to luxury standards and making the most of the experience around you, few could fault Richard Branson’s delivery at Ulusaba. A 13,500-hectare private game reserve within the Sabi Sands reserve with all the Big Five fauna and more to see, you not only get a choice of three spectacularly-set lodges – Rock Lodge, Cliff Lodge and the Safari Lodge and – unrivalled for their imagination, space and service but also some well-curated kids activities, close-up elephant encounters and superb spa treatments.
- Luxurious all-suite accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, teas, coffees.
- All drinks, including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs (excluding champagnes).
- Curio Shop
- Swimming Pool (heated)
Singita offer one of the most prestigious and exclusive safaris in Africa, with their lodges and services consistently (and deservedly) receiving top travel accolades. Singita in the Sabi Sands is where it all started with their most established operation here with Boulders, Ebony and Castleton Lodges. Service is excellent with both of the two lodges offering a top level of guiding and a fully luxurious experience in the bush. Game viewing is excellent and well coordinated so that you have a great chance of seeing all of the Big Five. Modern comforts are not foregone, indeed guests may be tempted to stay in the lodgings all day. Besides the excellent comfort and service, Singita is particularly famed for its excellent cuisine and wine, with a fantastic cellar on site, which is most definitely worth a visit during your stay. All in all, this is a world-class safari which is hard to beat.
- 32 rooms across five different Lodges
- Private swimming pools
The Londolozi reserve has always been independent and family-run with a strong conservation ethic and commitment to both ecotourism and local community involvement. That’s not to mention a long-standing relationship with its resident leopards, possibly providing the best viewing of these beautiful yet elusive creatures anywhere in Africa. Located on the banks of the Sand River in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Londolozi enjoys an enviable position on the edge of the Kruger National Park, with six million acres of bush teaming with the Big Five and the highest concentrations of elephant, buffalo, white rhino, and lion on the African continent: this is safari at its best. It’s hard to find anything to fault with the lodges (especially having just been awarded Relais & Chateaux status), what with their refined natural elegance, personalised service and sense of history. There are five different lodges to choose from with varying degrees of luxury and privacy although it has to be said that the standards remain exceedingly high throughout – Tree Camp, Founders Camp, Granite Suites, Pioneer Camp and Varty Camp. The activities offered at the Londolozi reserve are broad and bespoke to every guest, and we highly urge you to try the sleep-outs and fishing.
- Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
- Little Bush Camp
- Earth Lodge
- Selati Camp
The Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is renowned for its abundant concentration of wildlife, especially when it comes to the Big Five. Located within the 65,000-hectare Sabi Sands Reserve to the south west of the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sabi’s game drives and bushveld excursions enjoy a high incidence for viewing a vast range of creatures from the Big Five to 350 species of bird. One of the fundamental features of its accommodation collection is that there’s usually something for everyone, and Sabi Sabi’s set of four award-winning and uniquely luxurious lodges – Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, Little Bush Camp, Earth Lodge and Selati Camp – will indeed suit most. And the concept, when it came to designing each of the individual lodges, arose from over a century of safari experiences and style so that each pleasantly reflects a specific time or atmosphere in this history.
- Six luxury suites with plunge pools
- Tw family suites
- Chitwa House - two rooms, entirely private
Originally a private retreat of the Brink family, Chitwa Chitwa was transformed by Charl into an oasis of conservation and harmony. With an extremely strong approach to conservation and land management, this beautiful lodge offers you a fabulous experience while visiting the Sabi Sands. As a family owned and run lodge, you will receive excellent service as well as comfort when staying here. With just eight luxury suites each stylishly decorated and spacious, this lodge is a nice and intimate experience for family and honeymooner alike. The Chitwa House is a private villa with just two beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with private decks and out-door showers. It has a massively spacious common room and benefits from private meals, driver, guides and chef. Magic.
- Six suites each with plunge pool
- Safari shop
Spread under a leafy canopy of ebony trees, six spacious stone cottages grace the banks of the Mabrak River in the western part of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. As one of only twelve guests at Dulini Lodge, one feels instantly at home in this quiet retreat. The beautifully appointed suites boast generous plunge pools, shady decks and classic interiors that celebrate the signature style of the Reserve. From the privacy of your own plunge pools, you can enjoy watching game explore the dry riverbed just a few metres away. Your sitting area is an elegant space filled with big welcoming sofas and interesting African sculptures. Dine under the ancient jackalberry tree where skilled chefs serve delicious Pan African meals, or steal away for a romantic candlelit dinner in the well-stocked wine cellar.
- River Lodge
- Ivory Lodge
There’s a real family history tied to the Lion Sands Game Reserve having been by owned and managed by four generations of the More family since 1933. Exclusive only to guests of Lion Sands River Lodge and Ivory Lodge, game drives are very personal and lead by an expert duo of a tracker and guide who will treat you to close encounters with Africa’s most coveted animal species. Walking safaris let you experience a completely different, more intimate perspective of the bush. The Lion Sands Reserve guiding team is superbly trained and contains one of the world’s four qualified Master Trackers. As well as encounters with lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant more, you can also spend an incredible night under a blanket of stars atop one of the reserve’s stunning tree houses, enjoy unforgettable dining experiences in the bush or perhaps even take a scenic helicopter flight over Blyde River Canyon. Two further luxury lodges sit within a private concession of the Kruger National Park adjoining the reserve, Lion Sands Narina Lodge and Tinga Lodge.
Enjoy days relaxing at your luxury lodge and exploring the world-famous Sabi Sand Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. Depending on the lodge you've chosen, there are various other optional activities you can do, ask your travel designer for the full lowdown.
Private transfer from your safari lodge to Kruger airport
Flight from Nelspruit (Kruger) to Livingstone
Livingstone and Victoria Falls
Private transfer from Livingstone airport to your hotel or lodge.
You'll be collected from your hotel and transferred to the jetty to join the African Queen or Princess. The boat meanders slowly upstream along the length of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park looking for game on the way. Enjoy a chilled drink as you cruise slowly up river with the sun setting in the background. A number of animals and a host of bird species can be viewed from comfortable chairs on cool wooden decks while hot and cold snacks are served on board. The bar is well stocked with spirits, wine, beer and soft drinks.
You will be accompanied by your own guide who will also serve you bottled wines, premium brand drinks and your snacks. Jacada clients will enjoy use of the exclusive Captain's Cabin.
The perfect, iconic end to your honeymoon, the mighty Victoria falls rank as one of the most spectacular sites in all of Africa. As the Zambezi river crashes over sheer cliffs onto the rocks below it sprays a cloud of water high into the air. Enjoy a variety of activities in this area (as well as the falls themselves). Speak to your travel designer to find out which suits the best for you.
No visit to Victoria Falls would be complete without a tour of the mighty falls themselves, otherwise known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning the smoke that thunders. A knowledgeable guide will take you on an unforgettable experience through the Victoria Falls rainforest, a journey that not only affords a view of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World but provides a great deal of interesting facts about the geology, wildlife and history of Africa’s most famous landmark.
You will be collected from your hotel to begin a half day of adrenalin pumping white water rafting through a series of rapids. The rapids on the Zambezi River are officially defined as “Grade 5” by the British Canoe Union. Lower water levels are experienced from August to mid January and higher water levels are seen from mid January to the end of July. A thorough safety briefing takes place before the activity commences and you need to be reasonably fit for this activity in order to cope with the rigours of rafting, as well as the fairly steep walk into and out of the Batoka Gorge.
You will be collected from your hotel in the Falls area to be taken to the Royal Livingstone Hotel (unless already staying here), where a fleet of luxury vehicles will take you short road transfer to the Old Mulobezi Railway Offices where the train is stationed. Photo opportunities with the locomotive ‘in steam’ will be offered, before drinks and snacks in the Lounge Car.
At about 5:30/5:45 pm : the train will depart and move directly onto the Mulobezi Line, travelling through a high density suburb of Livingstone called Dambwa and onto the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park while the sun begins to set.
The train will then pause at the entrance to the game park with the possibility to view some of the game here that includes: elephant, white rhino, buffalo as well as giraffe, zebra, hartebeest, bushbuck, impala, warthogs, baboons and monkeys.
Dinner will then be served. Having traversed the National Park, the train exits from the Western Gate boundary and crosses the Sinde River, a tributary of the Zambezi. The locomotive then detaches itself from the front of the train and ‘runs around’ to the back of the train using the Sinde Siding and re-attaches itself on to the Observation Car, giving guests wonderful views of the locomotive in action. Depending on the time, the train manager will announce dinner and lead guests through to the dining carriages, where a five course meal, lovingly prepared and served by Sun International’s Royal Livingstone team, awaits.
At about 9:00/9:30 pm: The train will draw back into the Old Mulobezi Railway Offices. A guide will be waiting to transfer guests back to the hotel.
Private transfer from your lodge or hotel to Livingstone airport
Flight from Livingstone to Johannesburg